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Admission Requirements

For students applying to the M.S. in Environmental Biology program, please submit the following to the Graduate School:

  • One copy of official transcripts from each institution attended; and
  • An essay (550 words or less) that includes background experience and future goals.

Two letters of recommendation are suggested but not required (letters can be emailed to

Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher are preferred.In order to apply, all applicants must have completed and earned a B or better in the following five courses: two college-level biology courses (with lab), two college-level chemistry courses (with lab), and one college-level math course (e.g., statistics, algebra, pre-calculus, calculus).